Season eight of the reality competition series America's Got Talent premiered on June 4, 2013. After six seasons on the show, Sharon Osbourne has left the show with Melanie Brown replacing her. This is also the first season to have four judges on the panel, as Heidi Klum became the new fourth judge.
Snapple continues to be the official beverage sponsor of America's Got Talent and their products will be featured on the show throughout the season, along with their cups on the judges' desk.
America's Got Talent shot their live shows from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, after moving from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center last year. The season ended on September 18, 2013, with Kenichi Ebina announced as the winner of the season.
Season seven of America's Got Talent, a reality television series, premiered on May 14, 2012. Judge Piers Morgan left the show after season six and was replaced by radio personality Howard Stern, as announced on his Sirius XM radio show on December 15, 2011. Because of Stern's commitments to his radio program, the live episodes moved from Los Angeles to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. The show is broadcast in several timeslots throughout the season, initially showing on Mondays and Tuesdays, but later switching back to its original timeslot of Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The season ended on September 13, 2012, with Olate Dogs announced as the winners of the season. Olate Dogs are the show's first non-singing act to win the competition.
Snapple is the official beverage sponsor of America's Got Talent. Its product was on the judges' table throughout the season.
After much confusion and rumors, it has been officially announced that this is Sharon Osbourne's last season with the show.
Season six of America's Got Talent, a reality television series, premiered on May 31, 2011 on NBC. On September 14, 2011, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. was announced as the winner of season six. This was Piers Morgan's final season as a judge.
The fifth season of America's Got Talent, an American television reality show talent competition, premiered in the United States on the NBC network and on Canada's Global on June 1, 2010. Soul singer Michael Grimm was named the winner on September 15, 2010, beating 10-year-old classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho.
The fourth season of America's Got Talent, an American television reality show talent competition, premiered on the NBC network on June 23, 2009. Country singer Kevin Skinner was named the winner on September 16, 2009. This season is the first season to be broadcast in high definition.
This season's host was Nick Cannon, who replaced Jerry Springer. Springer had said that he could not host due to other commitments. All Season 3 judges returned for the fourth season, despite rumors that Sharon Osbourne would be leaving the show.
Season 4 was David Hasselhoff's final season as a judge.
This season started broadcasting live on August 4, 2009.
The third season of America's Got Talent, an American television reality show talent competition, premiered on NBC on June 17, 2008. Opera singer Neal E. Boyd was named the winner on October 1, 2008.
Preliminary auditions were held in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and MySpace from January to April. Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff returned as judges. Jerry Springer also returned as host.
It premiered in the United Kingdom 7 months after the US on ITV2,in Singapore by Channel 5 and debuted in September 2008,and on Hong Kong TVB Pearl on May 23, 2009.
This season, the audition stage became different. This season, the X on the stages and matched the ones from Britain's Got Talent or has been borrowed for this season.
The second season of America's Got Talent, an American television reality show talent competition, premiered on the NBC network on June 5, 2007 with a two-hour episode. Tabloid talk show host Jerry Springer succeeded Regis Philbin as host. Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff returned as judges, joined by newcomer Sharon Osbourne. Brandy Norwood voluntarily stepped down as judge after a wrongful death lawsuit was brought against her for her involvement in a fatal car collision.
The second season of the show was originally announced to debut in January 2007, with a timeslot of Sunday nights at 8 p.m.; however, the network substituted another reality talent show, Grease: You're The One That I Want.
This season's winner was ventriloquist/impressionist Terry Fator.
The first season of America's Got Talent premiered on June 21, 2006 and concluded on August 17, 2006. The audition tour took place in April 2006, stopping at Los Angeles, California, New York, New York, Chicago, Illinois, and Atlanta, Georgia. Regis Philbin was the host for this season David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Brandy Norwood were the judges. This season's winner was Bianca Ryan.